Monday, 7 March 2016

How To Edit Your Photo For DV Lottery 2018 ?

Are you preparing your dv lottery a.k.a US Green Card lottery application for 2018 intake ? Then you may be aware about the strict rules followed by Home state department of United states while considering each and every application. In our earlier posts, we have already mentioned some of the most important points to be taken care of while filling out DV lottery applications. Today, in this post we will be providing a detailed overview on DV Lottery 2018 photo specifications.

dv lottery 2018 photo specifications

While preparing any application, one of the most confusing part is " Photo specifications ". Uploading a photo with wrong dimensions or wrong file size may even result in rejection of your applications. United States home department is pretty much strict in this, so people filling out DV lottery 2018 applications should not keep it lightly like any other applications.

DV Lottery 2018 Photo Specifications 

The photograph submitted to the home state department should adhere to the following criterias. For the ease of readability, I'm listing down some of the important points to be taken care of while uploading photographs.

  • Photographs must be recent, i.e it should be taken within the last 6 months. 
  • A digital photo of you, your spouse, children  ( if any ) must be submitted along with E-DV lottery 2018 application.

  • The image must be taken with the help of a Digital camera, not by some Mobile or VGA cameras.

  • Original aspect ratio of the image should be preserved.

  • No sort of digital editing should be done on the image.
These are some of the most important points to be known before uploading your photograph to E-DV lottery website. 

Now's let's have a look at the photo specifications for DV lottery 2018 application.

E-DV Lottery 2018 Photo Specifications
  • The person should look straight to the camera, i.e he/she must look straight forward to the camera.

  • The head of the person should not be tilted up, down or to the sides.

  • The facial region size (measured from the top of the head, including the hair, to the bottom of the chin) must be between 50 percent and 69 percent of the image's total height. The eye height (measured from the bottom of the image to the level of the eyes) should be between 56 percent and 69 per cent of the image's height.

  • The photograph should  be taken with light or neutral background. Dark colours aren't acceptable.

  • The person should not work any decorative items like Sun glasses, Hats, Head coverings and other items which would covers your face/ head. However hats and head coverings are allowed if it is worn as a part of religious belief.

  • The photographs should be color, photos should be scanned and uploaded to E-DV lottery in 24-bit color depth mode / true color mode.

                                Image File Format:


                                  Image File Size:

240 kilobytes 
  Image Resolution and Dimensions:

600 pixels (width) x 600 pixels (height) - are Minimum acceptable dimensions. Image pixel dimensions must be in a square aspect ratio (meaning the height must be equal to the width).

                          Image Color Depth:

24 bits per  pixel, Image must be in color. [24-bit black and white or 8-bit images will NOT be accepted].

I hope, my article on DV lottery photo specifications have helped you in filling out DV lottery 2018 application. Still having confusion on filling DV lottery applications ? Don't worry, comment below or contact me using my email id mentioned in the about us page. Subscribe us and share your feedbacks with us. 


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